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#ESTTX – September 25-26, 2020

PCA Children’s Ministry Conferences

He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God…” — Psalm 78:5-7

Redeemer Presbyterian Church • San Antonio, TX • September 25-26, 2020

Are you looking for a roadmap to raising children in the instruction of the Lord? Something to help you nurture and grow your church’s covenant children in all stages, from infancy to young adulthood? 

 Discipling our children takes a partnership between parents and the Church. The culture around us is increasingly hostile to our faith, and we have to be really intentional at imparting Biblical truths to our children. We don’t face these challenges alone. CDM’s #ESTTX will draw us together with those in our region, and beyond, who are working to establish the faith in this next generation. Some of the questions we will discuss:

How do we teach and raise our kids according to God’s design?
How do we raise our children as a covenant community? And why is this important?
How does the Bible impact how we speak to and engage with our toddler? Grade schooler? High schooler?

We want to invite you to #ESTTX. We want to encourage and equip you to minister to the smallest in your congregation. Let’s celebrate our covenant community and the promises of God that unite us. Come meet Danny & Monica Kwon as they share from their decades of experience discipling the next generation. Come meet the CDM team as they share the importance of covenant theology in teaching children. Our covenant community is rich and our theology is sound, so whether your church is large or small, we want you to come and be a part!

Let’s redefine our idea of success and find encouragement from those who can share from years of ministering to children. Let’s share resources, fresh ideas, and build a community on the west coast that continues to encourage each other into eternity because all of our churches are stronger when  we learn from each other.

At this conference, you will have the opportunity to attend interactive workshops on:

  • Recruiting & Staffing
  • Learning Styles & Disabilities
  • Covenant Theology & the Gospel
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Equipping parents to disciple their children and teens
  • …and much more

Who should attend an ESTABLISHED conference?

  • Children’s Bible Teachers, Sunday School Teachers, and Classroom helpers
  • Children’s Ministry Directors and Staff
  • Church Leadership
  • Parents
  • Youth Helpers
  • Nursery Coordinators
  • …and anyone willing to be more involved in “telling the next generation!”

Special Training from:

  • Stephen Estock, CDM Coordinator
  • Sue Jakes, CDM Children’s Ministry Coordinator
  • Engaging Disability With The Gospel
  • B.A. Snider, Marketing Director/Great Commission Publications
  • CDM’s Children’s Ministry Team

You’ll also have an opportunity to check out the latest resources for Parents and Children!

Pre-Conference Training and Individual Appointments on Friday Afternoon:

CM 101 Children’s Ministry Training – Friday 3-6 pm. – This 3-hour workshop is designed to review the entire CM101 resource book with an emphasis on how to start, develop and maintain a vibrant children’s ministry. Everything from parental support, recruiting and keeping volunteers to teacher training and community outreach will be included. There will be time to ask questions as you are directed to people and resources that will help strengthen your local church’s ministry to children.

Individual Appointments – You will have the opportunity to register for a one-hour appointment with one of the following team members. These will be on a first-registered basis and we will let you know the time of your appointment between 3-6 pm.

  • Engaging Disability With The Gospel
  • Stephen Estock, CDM Coordinator
  • B.A. Snider, Great Commission Publications

Each church represented will receive a free copy of Children’s Ministry 101, which gives a covenantal approach to next-generation ministry.

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Conference Details

Registration:

  • Early Registration (deadline is September 14, 2020):  $150 $60 each (reduced by the generosity of donors) includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch
  • Registration (deadline is September 21, 2020): $150  $75 (reduced by the generosity of donors) includes Friday dinner and Saturday lunch
  • Pre-Conference: $15/person
  • If there are 5 or more attending from the same church, the 6th person is free. Please contact Kathy Wargo for a code to register the 6th person.

When registering, you will indicate:

  • If you will be attending the Pre-Conference training on Friday afternoon, ESTABLISHED, Children’s Ministry 101
  • If you would like to schedule a 1-hour individual appointment with one of our team members. [Register early for one of these appointments to be held between 3-6 pm on Friday. We will let you know the time of your appointment.]

If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy at kwargo@pcanet.org or 678-825-1132.

Speakers:


Bethany Belue works for the PCA Committee on Discipleship Ministries as the Established and Certification Coordinator. Before coming to CDM, she worked in Children’s Ministry for 9 years at 2 large PCA churches as the Children’s Director, Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City and Oak Mountain Presbyterian in Birmingham. She currently lives in Mobile, AL with her husband Dustin.

Stephen Estock is Coordinator for the PCA Committee on Discipleship Ministries (CDM). A former USAF officer, he has been in pastoral ministry for 20 years, serving churches in Montgomery, AL and St. Louis, MO. Stephen has also been an adjunct professor at Birmingham Theological and Covenant Theological Seminaries. His Ph.D. is in education, with an emphasis on competency-based learning and leadership training. He and his wife, Susan, have three children and live in Atlanta, GA.

Sue Jakes is mother of four, grandmother of 11, and lives in Atlanta, GA where she serves as Children’s Ministry Coordinator for the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries. She has served as director of children’s ministry at Covenant PCA in Fayetteville, GA and is now serving as children’s director at Westminster PCA in Atlanta. She has been teaching children, youth, and women’s groups in the church for over thirty-five years. Sue is co‑author of “Heart of the Home”, a Bible Study ministry for moms and Teach Me To Worship, CDM’s children’s church online curriculum.

B.A. Snider has more than 20 years’ experience as a children’s director in PCA churches ranging in size from 200 to 4,000 but finds her passion is the same no matter how many children she’s serving. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and taught college until the Lord called her to seminary and full-time ministry. She graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Columbia International University. Speaking at conferences, consulting with leadership, and training teachers brought her to Great Commission Publications in 2014 as the Children’s Ministry Consultant and Marketing Director.

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Workshops #2

Workshops #3

Location: San Antonio, CA

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Conference Schedule: San Antonio, TX

Friday, September 25

3:00-6:00 pm – ESTABLISHED: Children’s Ministry 101  – Sue Jakes

Spend the afternoon reviewing the new book by this title, unpacking all the basics of beginning, developing and sustaining ministry to children in your local congregation.

3:00-6:00 pm – Individual Appointments Register for a one-hour appointment with:

  • Ashley Belknap – Engaging Disability with the Gospel
  • Stephen Estock – CDM Coordinator
  • B.A. Snider – Great Commission Publications

Browse Bookstore and Exhibits

6:30-8:30 pm – Dinner and Opening Session

“Psalm 78 – The Great Value of Ministry to Children”

8:30-9:30 pm – Dessert Social – Visit Exhibits and Bookstore

Saturday, September 26

8:00-8:30 am – Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:30 am – Introductions, Instructions and A Charge for the Day

“Psalm 78: The Great Hope that is Ours” – Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator

9:40-10:40 am – Workshop Session #1

10:40-11:00 am – Break

11:00-Noon – Workshop Session #2

Noon – Lunch and Panel Discussion

1:15-2:15 pm – Workshop Session #3

2:30-3:00 pm – Closing Session

“Psalm 78:  Established – THE Covenant Promise” – Dr. Stephen Estock, CDM’s Coordinator of Discipleship Ministries

Pre-Conference Optional Training and Appointment Opportunities:

Friday, September 25

CM 101 Children’s Ministry Training – Friday 3-6 pm. – Additional cost is $15/person – Sue Jakes

This 3-hour workshop is designed to review the entire CM101 resource book with an emphasis on how to start, develop and maintain a vibrant children’s ministry. Everything from parental support, recruiting and keeping volunteers to teacher training and community outreach will be included. There will be time to ask questions as you are directed to people and resources that will help strengthen your local church’s ministry to children.

Opportunity for individual meeting with one of our Team Members – Sign up for a 1 hour time slot to meet individually (or in a small group with others from your church) with one of these consultants on Friday afternoon. This time is an opportunity for you to ask questions, receive advice, brainstorm ideas, and consult with those who are experts in their field. They are here to help you with your ministry, your role, and your church.  Once you sign up for an appointment  you will receive an email from Bethany Belue 2 weeks in advance to confirm your specific time slot. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity at the Established Conference.

  • Ashley Belknap, Engaging Disability With The Gospel
  • Stephen Estock, CDM Coordinator
  • B.A. Snider, Great Commission Publications

Hotel:

Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk

830 N. St. Marys, San Antonio, TX 78205

Thank you for selecting the Hotel Indigo Riverwalk to host the overnight accommodations for your Reedemer Presbyterian Church event scheduled from September 25th , 2020 to September 26th , 2020.

As an added benefit for selecting our hotel, we are pleased to offer you a convenient electronic booking (e-booking) link to share with your guests. Clicking on the link will take you to the hotel’s reservation web page. Simply click on the Book Now! button. You will then have to enter in the group dates and click Book. Your guests will enjoy the convenience of confirming their room reservations online, at the group-negotiated rate – 24 hours a day. Click here to receive your personalized e-booking link to include in your electronic or print communications.

If you or your attendees wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the website or contact us directly at Hotel Indigo Riverwalk (210) 527-1900.

Please advise your guests to make their reservations as soon as possible. The rate will be valid as long as we have rooms available, up to and including September 25th  , 2020.

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